Active Listening 101

What does it mean to really listen to someone? How do you keep your mind from wandering during a conversation? As humans we all have a deep desire for intimacy and therefore a desire to be heard and understood. Listening is a key skill and component to any relationship. Here are a few tips to…

Things That Aren’t Helping Your Mental Health

Growing up there were many times I would sit in Adoration trying to pray, but my mind would be all over the place. I couldn’t stop thinking about things I needed to do and worrying about what was going on in my life. For a while I thought I wasn’t praying right, but I soon…

The Power of ‘No’: Christian Assertiveness

In the past three weeks of the Batterer’s groups that I run, we have been talking about assertiveness with the guys. Talking about assertiveness and even assertive refusals has led me to think more about the importance of saying ‘no’, especially in the Christian life. When I started working for the Church in Youth Ministry,…